The new edition from Bantam will feature 73 illustrations, 8 full color plates and 48 brand new artworks. It is slated for publication Oct. 18. In a blog post revealing the book’s anniversary, Martin revealed what it was like when the book first came out:
Reviews were generally good, sales were … well, okay. Solid. But nothing spectacular. No bestseller lists, certainly. I went on a book tour around that same time, signing copies in Houston, Austin, and Denton, Texas; in St. Louis, Missouri; in Chicago and Minneapolis; and up the west coast to San Diego, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Portland, and Seattle. Turnouts were modest in most places.